Intermediate Modern Greek


Course Description

Intermediate language instruction and readings in modern Greek literature, history and culture. Prereq: GRK 1131 or the equivalent. Course code: GRK 2200. General Education Requirement: HN. Class number: 23653. Credits: 03. Room: BLK 0315 (to be changed after orientation). Times: T 4, R 4-5.  GRK 2200 is a course offered in the Department of Classics at the University of Florida. Department contact: Kenneth Van Doren, 125b Dauer Hall, (352) 273-3701.


Study Materials

Textbook

  • Κ. και Φ. Αρβανιτάκη. Επικοινωνήστε ελληνικά 2. Αθήνα: Δέλτος 2015 (K. and F. Arvanitakis, Communicate in Greek 2. Deltos Publishers 2015.)

Additional Texts (to be distributed by the instructor)

  • Ν.Γ.Πολίτης. Μελέται περί του βίου και της γλώσσης του ελληνικού λαού: Παραδόσεις Α΄. Αθήνα: Σακελλαρίου 1904 (N.G. Politis. Studies on the Language and Life of the Greek People: Traditions, 1. Athens: Sakellariou 1904.)
  • J.L. Tomkinson. Haunted Greece. Nymphs, Vampires, and Other Exotica. Athens: Anagnosis 2004.


Course Requirements and Grading

  • Two exams, equally weighted (60% of final grade):
    Format: translation from Greek into English and from English into Greek.
Grading scale
A
< 100 %
to 94.0%
A-
<94.0 %
to 90.0%
B+
< 90.0 %
to 87.0%
B
< 87.0 %
to 84.0%
B-
< 84.0 %
to 80.0%
C+
< 80.0 %
to 77.0%
C
< 77.0 %
to 74.0%
C-
< 74.0 %
to 70.0%
D+
< 70.0 %
to 67.0%
D
< 67.0 %
to 64.0%
D-
< 64.0 %
to 61.0%
F
< 61.0 %
to 0.0%

 General information on current UF policies for assigning grade points is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Attendance and General Course Policy

  • Attendance. Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog
  • Laptop policy. Students are required to bring to class a laptop, handheld, or other web-enabled device that would allow them to connect to e-learning.
  • Class Etiquette. Students are strongly discouraged from leaving the class in the middle of a lesson. Those who need to do so must obtain the instructor’s permission at the beginning of class.
  • Makeup Examinations. Makeup exams are given only in extraordinary circumstances. Students who are unable to take exams at the appointed dates should notify the instructor’s assistants in advance.
  • Honor Code. Students in CLA 3160 are expected to comply with the Academic Honor Code of the University of Florida.


ADA Requirements

Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. For information about services available to students with special needs, contact the Disability Resource Center.


Course Evaluations

Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.”


Instructor

  • Robert S. Wagman. Office Hours: MF 9:35-10:25 am or by appt. Campus address: 125c Dauer Hall.
    E-mail: rsw@ufl.edu.


Readings and Class Calendar

01 AUG 20 Orientation
02 AUG 22
03 AUG 27
04 AUG 29
05 SEP 03
06 SEP 05
07 SEP 10
08 SEP 12
09 SEP 17
10 SEP 19
11 SEP 24
12 SEP 26
13 OCT 01
14 OCT 03
15 OCT 08
16 OCT 10
17 OCT 15
18 OCT 17
19 OCT 22
20 OCT 24 MIDTERM EXAMINATION (same time and place as class)
21 OCT 29
23 OCT 31
24 NOV 05
25 NOV 07
26 NOV 12
27 NOV 14
28 NOV 19
29 NOV 21
 00 NOV 26 NO CLASS. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
REVIEW WEEK / FINAL
30 DEC 03 Review
31 DEC 12 FINAL EXAMINATION (7:30 am – 9:30 am, same room as class)